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After a 2 year hiatus, the annual Surf Guitar 101 Convention returns!
Come celebrate surf music with fellow fanatics at one of Los Angeles's most historic and interesting venues--the Hollywood American Legion Post 43!
Enjoy food and drink and shop at an unprecedented surf music and gear marketplace while listening to some of the best international, national and local bands, right in the heart of Hollywood, CA!
Surfer Joe (Livorno, Italy)
The Nebulas (Providence, R.I.)
The Volcanics (So Cal)
The Mach IV (Nor Cal)
The Scimitars (So Cal)
Tribute to Richard Podolor
Be sure to check out the official website www.sg101convention.com for all the details!
A great way to get 2020 rollin. We have a great show coming at you February 7th at Fox & Goose in Sacramento, CA! It is sure to be a great night of tunes.
A new 7" record is coming out in the next days for SURFER JOE!
We are quite excited because this is our first real "Eleki style" release and even if we have toured 2 times in Japan, love and collect Japanese music, this wanted to look absolutely Japanese in every aspect.
The single, produced by Hi-Tide Recordings, includes:
HIROSHI NO SUBARASHI RAMEN
(by Surfer Joe, originally from the album "Swell Of Dwell", 2018 Dionysus Records)
This song is dedicated to our friend Eddie Ugata of the band El Caminos for a nice experience we had together with him in 2017 while in Kobe.
BLACK SAND BEACH
(by Yuzo Kayama, a song that many of you know well of course)
The band's line up for this recording is actually the band that toured Japan in 2018:
Surfer Joe (guitar) - Jonpaul Balak (bass) - Vincent Minervino (drums)
Where to get it:
Available from September 6th in vinyl at the Hi-Tide Recordings online store and at all shows of Surfer Joe during the U.S. Tour. Also, it is released in digital via the Bandcamp of Surfer Joe (surferjoe.bandcamp.com), CDBaby and all major streaming platforms.
KFJC-FM Ventures to Berlin to Broadcast Live Audio and Video from Surf Festival: Reverb Rampage!
For its 10th live remote broadcasts, Foothill College radio station KFJC 89.7 FM travels to Berlin, Germany to broadcast sets from Reverb Rampage on October 27.
Los Altos Hills, CA – The KFJC airwaves will be filled with surf music in the coming weeks, as the Foothill College radio station once again travels overseas to present live remote broadcasts, this time from Berlin, Germany.
Volunteer and student-run non-commercial radio station KFJC 89.7 FM will broadcast live music performances from the surf music festival Reverb Rampage on October 27 Broadcasts will feature live streaming audio and video at KFJC.org. Local San Francisco Bay Area listeners can also tune in at 89.7 FM.
A San Francisco Bay Area radio station broadcasting from a surf festival in Germany, featuring bands from Germany and Italy? Of course! Held at Cortina Bob in Berlin, Germany, Reverb Rampage #3 takes place on Saturday, October 27 and will include performances by Surfer Joe (Italy), Mikrowelle (Leipzig, Germany), Bang! Mustang (Leipzig, Germany), the Kilaueas (Berlin), and the Hicadoolas (Berlin).
KFJC’s live broadcast will begin at approximately 10am PDT on Saturday, October 27, 2018. Visit KFJC.org during the festival for live audio and video, as well as for photos and more goodies during and after the festival.
History of KFJC’s Remote Broadcasts
KFJC has been doing live remote broadcasts from outside of the San Francisco Bay Area for 24 years, with its first out-of-state broadcast from SXSW in Austin (1994). KFJC’s first international live remote was 22 years ago: from Brixton, England (1996). In 2000, KFJC volunteers traveled to Dunedin, New Zealand to broadcast 6 nights of live music from the Otago Festival of the Arts.
This year marks the 10th anniversary of KFJC’s first international remote with live video. In 2008, KFJC went to Tokyo, Japan and transmitted its first-ever live four-camera video stream.
Recent International Live Remotes
KFJC’s other live international broadcasts with video have included Liverpool International Festival of Psychedelia (2014 & 2017), Eindhoven Psych Lab in Eindhoven, The Netherlands (2015 & 2016), Surfer Joe Summer Festival in Livorno, Italy (2016), and Live from the Icelandic Underground (2017).
Reverb Rampage, KFJC’s 10th international live remote broadcast, will air over KFJC 89.7 FM on Saturday, October 27 (beginning at 10am PDT).
All times are tentative and may change. Tune in to KFJC at 89.7 FM in the San Francisco Bay Area, online at: http://kfjc.org/player/, and on the KFJC Android and iPhone apps. View the live video feed at http://live.kfjc.org
To learn more about the festival, visit https://kfjc.org/events/.
Student and volunteer- run Foothill College radio station KFJC 89.7FM is a conduit for new and interesting audio art and information, especially the sorts that are unavailable elsewhere. Granted a Metro “Best of Silicon Valley” Gold Award in 2016 and named the best community college radio station in the country by the Intercollegiate Broadcasting System in 2012, KFJC airs many styles of music and relevant public affairs programming. KFJC began broadcasting in 1959 out of a broom closet. Since its inception, KFJC has been at the forefront of free form radio programming and engineering, with live remote broadcasts from the UK, New Zealand, Japan, the Netherlands, Italy, and Iceland as well as within its San Francisco Bay Area broadcast range. KFJC has been available worldwide since 1996 via its live webstream and has been providing video streaming of in-station and remote performances for a decade. More information at: http://kfjc.org/
It's time for a new surf music festival in the Netherlands! On November 16, DB's in Utrecht is the place to be for all surf music fans!
It offers a superb line up with Surfer Joe (the international surf ambassador from Italy), Los Tiki Boys (with Treble Spankers guitar player Marcel Kruub), Krontjong Devils (the oldest surfband of the Netherlands), Aloha Sluts (surfabilly) and Twang Inspectors (masters of the twang guitar).
If you show up in your wetsuit you have free admission and free drinks!
Start: 20:00 hrs
Admission: 12 euros
Surfer Joe (I)
Los Tiki Boys
* Twang Inspectors
It is with great pleasure that I announce the release of my new full album on June 15th 2018.
SWELL OF DWELL
(Dionysus Records, Surfer Joe Music)
The album includes 10 new tracks of pure instrumental music and comes out on 12" black vinyl and digital.
The CD version is also scheduled to be available shortly after.
Released by Dionysus Records and Surfer Joe Music, it will be distributed in USA and Europe and soon be available also on most online stores.
Pre-orders will begin in a few days and retailers can contact us anytime for more details (email@example.com).
After the success of last year's inaugural Surfer Joe tour of Japan, the international Surf Music Ambassador continues to live up to his name and returns to Japan once again for an even longer tour! The 2018 tour will visit even more far-reaching locations including Kokura, Fukuoka, and Hiroshima and will be highlighted by performances from some amazing Surf colleagues including The Surf Coasters, The El Caminos, Lulufin The Woo Hoo, The WHYs, The Fuzziyama Surfers, The Surf Vader, The Palms, Switch Trout, BCV and more! In addition, on this tour Surfer Joe will be joined by a bi-coastal American rhythm section consisting of his longtime collaborator Jonpaul Balak (Insect Surfers, Tikiyaki Orchestra) on bass, and Vincent Minervino (Black Flamingos, Royal Pacifics) on drums!
Arigato! See you there!
Finally a brand new full album of Surfer Joe is going to be released soon. The production is almost finished and we are looking for some details and the release date, for both 12" vinyl and CD.
It's not the only thing that will come out in 2018 for Surfer Joe, there's more on the plate, and plenty tours to present the recordings and the new songs.
In the next days some more information will be available, remember to check **www.surferjoe.me** for updates on the touring dates.
I am a Surf Guitarist and attended the International Surfer Joe Festival in Livorno, Italy in June 2017. I had a good time listening to some great international bands….
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New official Surfer Joe announcement:
From January 1st it will be available a new EP in extra limited edition titled YÉ-YÉ SURFER JOE PLAYS FRANCE GALL. It is a very cool vinyl-like CD sold with cover and plastic sleeve.
The CD-EP includes 2 covers of French yé-yé music revisited in instrumental music, 2 songs that were brought to the success by the Parisian singer France Gall in the late 60s.
Consider it a Surfer Joe collectible item! It will be available for all shows of the Californian tour and online sales.
You can pre-order now at firstname.lastname@example.org
Retail cost is 5 euros.